Mobile workshops mean better safety at sea ...

The Glenrothes firm has launched the new Test and Flush Workshop to make the maintenance of underwater control systems offshore much safer
The Glenrothes firm has launched the new Test and Flush Workshop to make the maintenance of underwater control systems offshore much safer

Glenrothes-based HCS Control Systems has launched new mobile workshops to make the maintenance of underwater control systems offshore much safer.

The company, which designs, manufactures, assembles and tests subsea equipment, has invested £750,000 in the development of a unique Test and Flushing Workshop.

These mobile cabins can be used onshore and offshore to carry out pressure-testing, flushing and cleaning of controls pipework, umbilicals and hydraulic equipment without exposing personnel to the dangers associated with such work.

Colin Milne, sales director of the firm, said: “Our new product is the only one of its kind and has been designed with safety firmly in mind.

“Currently people carrying out these testing and maintenance activities are exposed to the significant hazards of this type of work.

“Feedback from workers encouraged us to look at what could be done to make these activities much safer and the result of our research, design and investment is a safer but effective solution that compares favourably with rental costs of other products.”